Corinthian Books – the sports imprint of Icon Books – presents The Ryder Cup – A History of Golf’s Greatest Match by Peter Pugh & Henry Lord – a fully revised and updated history of golf’s greatest match, including Europe’s stunning‘Miracle at Medinah’ victory over the USA in September 2012.
Ryder Cups before the 1980s were often dispiriting affairs, especially if you were British. The Americans were simply too good and the British won only very occasionally. At the end of the 1970s, the great American golfer, Jack Nicklaus, suggested that the British invite players fromEuropeto join their team. Seve Ballesteros and Bernhard Langer were just coming to the peak of their careers and it was an inspired suggestion that fortunately the British accepted. Since 1981Europehas won ten of the sixteen contests.
There have been many close and exciting Ryder Cups in recent years:Brooklinein 1999, Celtic Manor in 2010, and most recently at Medinah in 2012, when theUSAwere cruising comfortably to victory with a 10-4 lead. The Europeans fought back phenomenally, winning 8½ points out of 12 in the Sunday singles, to clinch the Cup.
In this fully updated edition, The Ryder Cup captures all the glory of golf’s greatest match.
Peter Pugh was educated at Oundle and Cambridge, where he was a member of the golf team. He has written many books on golf and golf clubs as well as about 50 company histories, including The Magic of a Name, a three-volume history of Rolls-Royce.
Henry Lord is the co-author of the highly acclaimed Creating Classics: The Golf Courses of Harry Colt (Icon, 2008), Masters of Design: Great Courses of Colt, MacKenzie, Alison and Morrison (Icon, 2009), andSt Andrews: The Home of Golf (Corinthian, 2010), which includes a foreword from the great Ryder Cup player and captain, Seve Ballesteros.
The Ryder Cup – A History of Golf’s Greatest Match by Peter Pugh & Henry Lord
Publication Date: 22 November 2012
£16.99 ● Demy HBK ●ISBN 9781906850586
£7.99 ● Ebook ● EISBN 9781906850593